I went for a drive to Wetaskiwin a small community south of Edmonton. They have a wonderful park called “Park by the Lake” where a lot of birds hang out and there are trails around the lake as well as a concession that sells many flavours of hard ice cream.
It was great to spot the pelicans resting on the wharf across the pond and I spotted a pair gliding above me.
I saw three families of geese, one with the “teenagers”…
and one with a younger brood
The highlight of the day was finding a snake in the bushes which I observed for a while. It is a Prairie Garter Snake, about a metre long.
Though tempted, I skipped the ice cream and considered seeing the snake the real “treat of the day”.